Pets Article by Nora Bradford!

Nora Bradford, Hiver writer has recently published an article about PETS with Southern California News Group (SCNG)! Nora says, “In a world where science is so central in solving problems around climate change, the pandemic, and a multitude of other issues, it’s our responsibility as scientists to make scientific literature more

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Blue Light Battle

Time for bed … but first, just ONE MORE TikTok video! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  Blue light naturally comes from the sun. But modern humans have developed EXTRA exposure! Think artificial light sources like LED lights, tablets and cell phone screens! How do

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Trunk-tastic

Pop quiz: How is an elephant like a ROOMBAH?? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Slurp! Like your beloved house-hold appliance, elephants also use suction to grab onto food – even the tiniest peanut!  Andrew Schultz from Georgia Institute of Technology and colleagues wondered –

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Fish Cod-Munication

Want to talk to animals? It might not take Dr. Doolittle!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When we give a presentation, a pause is important for … EMPHASIS! But could the dramatic pause be meaningful for animal communication, too?  Enter Tsunehiko Kohashi and team

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Attack of the Mutants

Look out! Mutant armies on the attack! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Our bodies naturally recognize and fight cancers. One weapon? p53! That’s a protein that triggers cell death, stopping developing cancer cells in their tracks! But when this protein mutates and clusters, its

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Pasta-bilities

Ikea furniture and pasta have something in common… and it AIN’T MEATBALLS! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Penne, rigatoni, farfalle … oh my! I can’t wait for pasta night – I’ve got a cupboard full of choices! But all that packaging – so wasteful!

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Three Thumbs Up

What could YOU do with a third thumb? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying … win a thumb wrestling contest – hands down! Prosthetics are a great solution for people who are missing limbs. But could they also give us a little something EXTRA? 

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Bin Birds

Who’s taking on racoons for the title of ULTIMATE DUMPSTER DIVER??!!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – SURPRISE! It’s the Sulphur-crested cockatoo! Before twenty-eighteen, these pranksters were reported opening garbage cans in three suburbs around Sydney, Australia. They used their beaks and feet

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Sharky Soundtracks

Can you hear “the music of the . . . deep?” This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Remember “Jaws?!” Brrrr! I don’t know which was scarier the thirty foot shark or that creepy soundtrack! Andrew Nosal from UC San Diego and colleagues pressed play. They

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